Pulse August 2017 - Page 94

CONNECT WITH ME ON FACEBOOK! Lynne Walker McNees “ What will we IGNITE at this year’s ISPA Conference & Expo? ” It seems the ISPA Conference & Expo has become a catalyst for giving back. I’m constantly overwhelmed by the stories that have come from Conferences past about ISPA members coming together to give back. Take our partnership with the FEED initiative. With every single bag handed out at Conference, 10 school meals will be donated to children around the world. That’s over 16,000 meals! Proof, that when you bring us all together, we can accomplish incredible things. Thanks ResortSuite! There’s also last year’s Stand Up 2 Cancer campaign, the outpouring of support for charity: water, and I can’t help but give props to Michael Tompkins’ St.ART initiative, a transformative art festival in St. Louis, Missouri, that will take place next month. The idea and passion for the project was sparked at Conference and brought ISPA members from all over together to change the socio-economic conversation in one midwestern city. And it’s just the beginning... The kind of impact we can have on the world is astounding! What will we IGNITE at this year’s ISPA Conference & Expo? How will our we are over the moon about our tech upgrade! See page 14 for more details. 92 PULSE ■ August 2017 passions come together to change the world? I can’t wait to find out. —LYNNE McNEES, ISPA PRESIDENT